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Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada) description and photos - Spain: Granada. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada.
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The Museum of Fine Arts, which was opened on August 11, 1839, is the oldest art gallery not only in Granada, but throughout Spain. As with many museums, his collections began to be gathered from items confiscated from various monasteries or religious orders. This was done in order to preserve art that was kept in religious institutions.
The collections of the museum are mainly represented by paintings and sculptures dating back to the 15th century. One of the oldest exhibits is the sculpture of Santa Maria de la Alhambra. The museum has a large exhibition of works by Alonso Cano, as well as his students, which occupies two halls. There is a separate room, which displays works related to the 15th century, a room with works by painters of the 17th century, a modern art room, dedicated to the canvases of contemporary artists of Granada.
For a long time, the museum and its collections have been moved from place to place. Initially, the museum was located in the building of the former Dominican monastery of Santa Cruz la Real. Then the collections were transported to the building of the Military Institute, then to the Town Hall building, later to the Casa-de-Castril building, where the museum shared its premises with the Archaeological Museum and the Academy of Fine Arts until 1923. In 1958, the Museum of Fine Arts moved to the Palace of Charles V, which is one of the attractions of the famous Alhambra.
In 1994, the museum was closed for restoration work. In 2003, the Granada Fine Arts Museum reopened its doors to visitors.
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